Gratitude as a Revolutionary Act: You Are Enough!

These two videos came across my path on the same day, and taken together, they gather power. The first is part of another talk by Joanna Macy. The second needs a tissue warning. This mirror made women cry (in a good way).

Joanna Macy: “Gratitude is a Revolutionary Act”

The Mrs.: “I’m Enough”

From the YouTube description:

We are The Mrs., an all-female band from Austin, Texas. We recently asked women how they felt when they looked in the mirror. As you can see, we didn’t like the answer, so we decided to help change it.

“ENOUGH” looking in the mirror with such a critical eye.
“ENOUGH” of that negative voice we hear in our heads.
“ENOUGH” letting the world tell us who we should be.

The Mrs.’ debut single, “Enough”, was written to help women see themselves with a less critical eye, and realize that they are “Enough” just the way they are. Instead of creating a traditional music video, we opted to do something unconventional: take our message directly to the women who inspire us.

via Jamie Spector at The Raw Food World News:

9 responses to this post.

  1. You sure were right this is a 4 tissue deal! Thank you!



  2. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Love these inspiring posts. Also posted in FB



  3. i saw the enough video on facebook yesterday and thought it was such a fantastic idea – yes lots of tears will flow watching it. i believe it would also be wonderful to do it for men too. thanks for sharing both of these and another great one from joanna macy



  4. Posted by Cindy W. on September 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    thank you also, Laura, for quoting Brene Brown recently – I’d never heard of her. So listened to her TEDTalk on shame (not the vulnerability one) – which was marvelous and on the same theme. But a man kind of called her out and said, what about men and the shame they carry – and she responded. Yes. Women carry it as “I’m not enough” – men carry it as “I’m weak.” The man said, “the women in my life (wife, daughters) are harder on me than anyone else.” She speaks of the incredible work of either gender sitting with the other in their space of shame. “Shame is an epidemic in our culture.” “Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.”



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